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New Riders of the Purple Sage Live at Fillmore East on 1971-04-28


Topics Live concert


Workingman's Blues
Superman
Truck Drivin' Man
I Don't Know You
Runnin' Back To You
Down In The Boondocks
Garden Of Eden
Glendale Train
Fair Chance To Know
Sailin'
Connection
Henry
The Weight
Last Lonely Eagle
Louisianna Lady
Fun, Fun, Fun
Honky Tonk Women


Collection NewRidersofthePurpleSage
Band/Artist New Riders of the Purple Sage
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBDMR > Reel > Alesis Masterlink > CDR > EAC > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by

Notes

SBDMR > Reel > Alesis Masterlink > CDR > EAC > SHN

John Dawson - rhythm guitar, vocals
David Nelson - lead guitar, vocals
David Torbert - bass, vocals
Jerry Garcia - pedal steel guitar
Spencer Dryden - drums

Note: This is the same audio set that circulates with the
Grateful Dead show of the same date (etree shnid=2248).
The files have been renamed ("nrps") and a fade out/in
between "The Weight" and "Last Lonely Eagle" was cross
fade repaired in putting this version together. Beyond
the file renames, the MD5s are the same as shnid=2248
through d2t04.

Reviews

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - November 24, 2014
Subject: --
Wonderful; the best companion piece you'll want with whatever show from the April GD run that's your fancy.
Reviewer: CosmicCruiser - - May 19, 2011
Subject: WOW!... What a Sweet Treat...
I didn't get into ALL this music until I was 14 in 1974... To hear such a clean recording of ALL these guys live in the earlier days is just phenomenal!! Yes, Jerry on pedal is amazing... But, Torbert & Dryden keep them all on track nicely... Dawson & Nelson play off each other really well and add the nice little undertone riffs!! To realize it was a GD show that night also means Bear probably had them all dosed up too... TOO much fun...
As far as quality goes... c'mon... It was 1971!! Very early in splitter development...
Download this!!! You WON'T be disappointed!!
Reviewer: BIG_R - - October 8, 2009
Subject: 4-28-71
Wonderful performance. I don't particularly care much for David's take on the Weight or Honkey Tonk Women though. Stellar recording. I downloaded this two or maybe even four years ago and I keep coming back to it.
Reviewer: Morticia - - August 8, 2009
Subject: A lovely show
This is a real treat and very nicely recorded too.
I prefer the New Riders with Jerry on pedal steel.

Absolutely perfect.
Reviewer: spiritofbluegrass - - February 5, 2009
Subject: Outstanding!
I downloaded most of The New Riders concerts from these archives - put them on mp3 player in my car and this one just knocked me out. The sound is magnificent and you can hear the separation in the speakers. Jerry on pedal steel is absolute heaven to me. Just loved Down In The Boondocks.
All this for free! Highly recommended as it does not get any better than this in my book.
Reviewer: ericneifert - - May 2, 2008
Subject: Simply Amazing
This is one of my favorite concert recordings. This is what good music is all about. It makes you feel good, it's entertaining, and can take you places, if you really listen.
Reviewer: eephour - - February 14, 2008
Subject: It doesn't get any better
What a treat. A soundboard of Jerry with the New Riders. Thank you for the upload!
Reviewer: DEADMAN.WALKING - - July 24, 2006
Subject: APRIL26.1971FILLMORE EAST
THIS IS A GREAT SHOW TO WARM UP TO THE DEAD. I WISH THOUGH, THE APRIL 26TH WOULD APPEAR HERE. IT USED TO BE AVAILABLE ALONG WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD'S SHOW OF THE SAME DATE, BEFORE THE HAMMER CAME DOWN. OH WELL MAYBE SOME DAY!
Reviewer: brokencompass - - April 30, 2006
Subject: Great Stuff
This is really a great recording.
Would give it a 5 but that is reserved for historical performances (Hendrix at Woodstock, Dylan at Newport...you get the idea) The sound quality here is amazing considering it is 1971. The separation is noticable. Marmaduke is in great voice. Dryden's drumming is danged near perfect. Garcia seems so fresh and unencumbered by his Dead persona (which is something, considering he took the stage with them mere minutes later). It is just a joy to listen to. Fine, fine American Music.
Highlights:
Workingman's Blues, Fair Chance to Know, Glendale Train...but hell, its all real good.
Download Now!
Reviewer: eighteenyearoldmaleinamerica - - February 27, 2006
Subject: Damn good show.
I'm a bit new to NRPS; this is some damn good music. The recording quality is excellent compared to many shows this old; this is a very enjoyable set. Well worth the download. The version of 'The Weight' is interesting as well as Jerry's slidework. Very muchso outstanding.
Reviewer: Jose Gaspar - - January 14, 2006
Subject: Solid
A good show, remarkably well recorded. Except for "Connection," however, it just never seems to get really cookin'.
Reviewer: WNEC_Chip - - November 2, 2005
Subject: Nice
I concur with the first reviewer- very sweet. But, is that clipping I hear during The Weight? Or did this come from a vinyl pressing of some sort? Sometimes the clipping sounds just like vinyl. I'm guessing it's clipping. Strange that it's the only place on the entire recording to exhibit this phenomenon. Perhaps the track was edited seperately from the rest of the tracks. Still WAY worth the download.
Reviewer: Sammo - - March 18, 2005
Subject: NRPS with Uncle Jerry!
This time period was the best when I used to see them. Jerry would always make my eyes water with that high lonesome sound that he was the best at. This version of The Weight is one of the best available. The sound quality is pretty good as well and I would recommend getting this one.
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